Monday, August 31, 2009

California Historical Landmark #296

California State Historical Landmark #296

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This landmark is located at the State Department of Forestry Station, 375 Main Street, Copperopolis, California in Calaveras County. There are 40 other California State Historical Landmarks in Calaveras County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 37° 58.758 W 120° 38.372.

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California Historical Landmark #296

W. K. Reed and Thomas McCarty discovered copper here in 1860. The mines were utilized during the Civil War, when they were the principal copper producing section of the United States, and World Wars I and II.

California Historical Landmark #296

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